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Nightmare Town

(1950)
A novel by

 
 
Elevating mystery fiction to the level of art, Hammett is one of the finest writers of the twentieth century: Nightmare Town is a stunning collection of twenty short stories with an introduction by Colin Dexter. In the title story, a man on a bender enters a smal town and ends up unravelling the dark mystery at its heart. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story, 'Ruffian's Wife'. And the first study for 'The Thin Man' sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In 'Nightmare Town' Hammett shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils...

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Nightmare Town: Twenty long unavailable short stori: Stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 0-330-48109-6 / 978-0-330-48109-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nightmare Town: Stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 0-375-40111-3 / 978-0-375-40111-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nightmare Town and Other Stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 1-62730-027-9 / 978-1-62730-027-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stonewell Press
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightmare Town
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 1-4472-1957-0 / 978-1-4472-1957-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nightmare Town: Stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 0-375-70102-8 / 978-0-375-70102-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nightmare Town: Twenty long unavailable stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
ISBN: 0-330-48110-X / 978-0-330-48110-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nightmare Town: Stories
Author(s): Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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